That Fun Stats Post No One Wanted (But I’m Doing Anyway):

A bit belated, as it’s already halfway through the year, and everyone (including me. Aren’t parenthesis fun? {Where would we be without them?}) and their mother’s did The End of the Year Book Freak Out Tag, I decided to do a post that actually featured Statistics. Though I’m horrible at math unlike my younger sister, I’m still fascinated when it comes to stats and the amount of books that I read. So. Without further adieu, here are my stats so far this year, in regards to plots and plans. I’ll update again later on. Yes, yes, I should have done this at the start of the year, but ah well. You live and learn.

Goodreads Goal: 250 Books
Books Reads: 161 (24 books ahead of schedule) YAY!!!!!!

Kindle Ebooks Begging to Be Read| 1002 ebooks total
Physical Copies I Haven’t Touched| 456
Library Books Patiently Waiting For Me| ?
Gifts From Friends/Family I Haven’t Read (the Shame!)| ?
Priority Arcs That Are STILL WAITING| 414
Amazon Wishlist Withering Away| ?
Library Ebooks I Probably Will Never Get To| 670
*That Rare Audiobook I Might Listen To| I plan to listen to 5 of them. 1 down!

*I despise audio books. The voices are never quite right, though there are a few rare cases, such as Good Omens, where it’s too good to pass up or ignore and I wind up falling in love.

?’s = unsure of the exact # because I haven’t stopped and counted every last thing, especially in my public library. One day I might do that, and catalog all the books into my phone. THAT will be an insanely long but maybe fun? project to accomplish

800 Kindle Ebooks, yikes. The number just keeps growing too, with the daily free kindle deals I keep getting. My poor kindle is overloaded, and my phone is too since I haven’t touched my kindle in forever and a day. Maybe I’ll pick up some of the books on there that I’ve forgotten about…lol, yeah. I can dream if I want to! I can leave this world behind…

400 Arcs: yes, I have a problem. It’s called Netgalley…
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I very much need to keep better track of all the books I get from friends and family, but it’s hard enough keeping everything straight as it is. I’m typically NOT an OCD person, but lately I’ve been meaning to be more organized when it comes to my reading because it feels like I’m scattered all over the place. I hope y’all enjoyed this horrifying stats post, and that you’re stats are looking far better than my own. I plan on updating more again towards the end of the year, and when next year starts, I will have a firm idea of what better to do with charts. (lol *knocks wood* dies)

Upcoming Reviews: The Duke I Tempted, The Harp of Kings, Brief Cases, and Into Bones Like Oil

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Bookish Post: Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

I’m still taking a break from reviews, as mentioned in my previous post, however I thought I’d share my progress of my Goodreads Challenge. Prepare for a large number of books shown that I hope to read, and lots of scrolling. Apologies in advance if I increase your own TBR lol, sorry/not sorry.
Goodreads Update

I’m 13 books ahead of schedule, which is awesome but technically I cheated by reading more short stories and graphic novels this year. So I’m more accurately on point than ahead. What else do I want to read by the end of the year? Well, here are the top 50.

 

And those are the top ones that I sincerely hope to get to by the end of the year. Not all the ones, of course, but the ones I’m most anticipating, including the rest of the Sarah J Maas series. What books are you guys looking forward to? What’s your mid-year status? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Unrealistic TBR: June 2019

Welcome to my Unrealistic June TBR, where I make a list of books that I want to read but will probably never get to, as that seems to be the case a lot of the time these days! Many of these are new releases, or arcs, that I’m planning to read, when I’m not suffering from allergies due to the summer air that hates me. Here are my planned reads:

 

Overall, that’s twenty books that I’d *like* to read, but I’ve been mostly mood reading here lately, and in a pretty hefty slump off and on as well. This month is not looking good for reading, especially as I’m overwhelmed with arcs. I hope to actually get to some of these, though a few of them I don’t have and will have to request at the library. What are y’all reading this month? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Cheapies and Freebies: Books Bought in May 2019

New Book Tag! I’ve started to keep track of all the  e-books that I’ve acquired in a month that are NOT arcs, and are typically either Kindle Freebies or less than $5 on Amazon. Last month, I purchased quite a hefty few despite the 80+ Arcs that I have to read on Netgalley. *dies forever* Here listed are all the books with author names, though I did not save prices, I will remind myself to do that for this month and onwards. Strikethroughs indicate ones read. *laughs hysterically, because there are none read!* And onwards we go! {Note: this is in no particular order, because I have no idea the order of which I got these, except City of Masks was the last book I got in May.} Listing just my favorite covers as well, because otherwise that’s a LOT of covers to put into the post!:

1.City of Masks by Ashley Capes (got it free, now it’s $3.99)
2.Magic of the Gargoyles by Rebecca Chastain (still free!)
3.The Spirit Child by Alison Naomi Hunt (still free!)
4.The Exchange by M. F. Lorson (got it free, now it’s $3.99)
5.Straight From the Heart by Sam Burns (LGBT Read for June) {got it free, now it’s $3.99)
6.The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (got it .99c; now it’s $9.44)
7.The Knight’s Secret by Jeffrey Bardwell (still free!)
8.Descent by Sloane Murphy (got it free, now it’s…unavailable?)
9.Iron Breaker by Zaye Feli (LGBT Read for June) {still free!}
10.Royal Bastards by Andrew Shavarts (got it for .99c, now it’s $7.99)
11.Aerisan Refrain by Sarah Ashwood (got it free, now it’s $3.99)
12.Forest of Lost Secrets by Emmett Swan (got it free, now it’s $2.99)
13.Sons of Stars by Nia Rose (still free!)
14.The Brotherhood by Philip Smith (got it free, now it’s $3.99)
15.The Imposter Prince by Wendy Rathbone (LGBT Read for June) (got it free now it’s $3.99)
16.Never Die (New Release) by Rob J. Hayes (got it for .99, now it’s $4.99)
17.Reign of Mist (Sequel) by Helen Scheuerer (got it for .99, now it’s $4.99)
18.Tree of Ages: Complete Trilogy by Sara C. Roethle (still .99!)
19.As Fire is to Gold by Mark McCabe (got it free, now it’s $2.99)
20.The Twelfth Keeper by Belle Malory (got it free, now it’s $2.99)
21.The Finding by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson (still free!)
22.Flying By the Seat of My Knickers by Eliza Watson (still free!)
23.Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (got it for .99, now it’s $7.99)
24.A Diamond in my Pocket by Lorena Angell (still free!)
25.A Study in Murder by Debra Snow (got it free, now it’s $2.99)
26.Serenade by Heather MacKenzi (still free!)
27.Dragon’s Price by Daniel Potter (got it free, now it’s $2.99)
28.Predator by Liz Meldon (got it free, now it’s $2.99)
29.Dark Siren by Eden Ashley (free)
30.The Prince of Dragons by Tameri Etherton (still free!)
31.The Fuller’s Apprentice by Angela Holder (still free!)

And there you have it. Thirty books gathered and sitting in my kindle waiting impatiently to be read. I’m hoping to at least get through some of these next month when I post the list again and show how many I’ve gotten through. Some are quite short, some are ridiculously long (Priory, I’m looking at you!), and some are just the right length. I might post the amount of ARCs that I got, though that will be easily four times as long as this list! Maybe the ones I’m most excited about? Not sure. Let me know in the comments what you think, and I hope you enjoyed the deals that I brought you, as well as this ridiculously long list of unread e-books.

Also, I tag these lovely people to do the same thing next month or this month since it’s early enough: @BewareoftheReader, @abookutopia, and @howlinglibraries. You don’t have to, of course, this is all just for fun!

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Thrifty Thursday: Windwalker by H. G. Chambers

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This is a freebie that I picked up today so haven’t read it yet but plan to at some point. It sounds fascinating and I hope it’s a full length book because Goodreads says it’s book one but it’s also described as a prequel so…

Here’s the Goodreads description:

Winged raptors, deadly sand-warriors, and a rebellious girl who breaks all the rules.

Sixteen-year-old Kiva Fariq has always dreamed of soaring on the four-winged raptors that scour the desert skies. But the windwalker sect is closed off to women. What’s more, the flying predators are said to kill any woman attempting to bond them.

Undeterred, Kiva attempts the perilous windwalker trials in secret. Should she survive, she will face an even greater challenge: bonding a raptor of her own. When signs of an ancient enemy appear upon the plains, she desires more than ever to protect her people. But the threat is closer than anyone realizes, and will soon bury them all in a tomb of sand and stone—unless she can stop it.

I love stories with dragons especially when girls are the main character! I really look forward to reading this, though no idea when I will get to it.

What are your thoughts on this book? Have y’all read it? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Mailbox Monday: 1st Post

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A new meme (for me) that I’m testing out! I didn’t get any physical copies of arcs last week *cries* but got approved for an exciting highly anticipated read on Netgalley!!!

A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends…

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations.

The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?

as seen on Goodreads.

I can’t wait to read this as it sounds perfect and cute! So what did y’all get to read recently? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

The Sunday Post: What Have I Read?

It’s Sunday again. I am still maintaining my blog updates, yay, so bonus points for that. Otherwise what have I read? Ummm…*scratches head*

Currently I’m reading this monstrous book:

Its almost 800 pages, and I’m at page 200. I’m not really enjoying it yet? This author has been mostly okay so far. I hope this changes though.

I also read an arc! That I have had for a few months now, whoops. I’m planning on catching up on my arcs, hopefully, because I’m dreadfully behind. This is the arc I have read and will review soon:

Overall I enjoyed it. Three stories I liked more than the others but definitely glad to have kept up with the Valdemar universe. Some new and old favorite authors in this lovely anthology.

Well that’s all I’ve been reading. This week I hope to do much better in reading/reviewing. What have y’all been reading? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

Stacking the Shelves: 1st Post for the year

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves a meme created by @Tynga’sReviews. I have planned on being more up to date on my blog, so have decided to start joining in more memes, tags, and so on. Anyway on to the books!

I was approved The Familiars by Stacey Halls on Netgalley. This is described as: A beautiful tale of women, witchcraft, and the fight against power. Sign me up!

I may have screamed in delight and shock when I was approved Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout quite possibly one of my favorite authors ever. This is described as: a new novel set in the world of the Lux with gargoyle protectors and demons Yes please!

I was approved this beauty as well The Sun and Moon Beneath the Stars by K. Parr which is described as: an LGBT f/f romance about two women one a palace slave and the other a selfish princess. This one comes with a LOT of warnings though so I’m unsure of reading it.

Another book I was approved for is King of Flames by Kathryn Ann Kingsley which sounds just awesome and is described as: a woman working as a forensic autopsy technician wakes up with a mysterious tattoo on her arm and slowly learns that normal will never be real again. This sounds delightful.

Can I just say that I love #CandlewickPress? They really publish some great books! So I was thrilled when I received The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capatta, another LGBT book that’s described as: The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods. Can I just say YESSSSS PLEASE!!!!

AND FINALLY

I was approved this one just today so yay! Queen of Sea and Stars by Anna McKerrow is looking like another romantic fantasy and is described as: As a child, Faye Morgan was always an outsider, shunned for the ancient and powerful magic that runs through her veins… This too sounds awesome and I definitely look forward to reading it.

Well those are my new arcs approved on Netgalley. Nothing yet in the mail but the day is still just half over. Thanks for dropping in. Any of these look interesting to you? Have you read these? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

March TBR: Ambitious Pile

Welcome!

It’s the start of the month and I have a TBR to share with all my bookish friends! This month is going to be ambitious-not just with reading, but updating and reviewing more too. Or so I hope! On to the books!

Fantasy Picks:

Science Fiction:

YA Books:

Graphic Novel:

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And that’s it!

For now anyway. If I read through all these I’ll be shocked. Several if not all are over 400* pages. And Priory is MASSIVE. Almost too big to hold!

I hope y’all have a better TBR pile than me this month. Because apparently I like ambitious goals I likely won’t fulfill lol.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Top Ten Tuesday: Fantasy I Haven’t Read

There’s a lot of new fantasy books that I still haven’t read yet. I’m really hoping to get to these soon, but let’s face it, with the amount of arcs that I have, I doubt that’s going to happen any time soon.

 

I have pretty much all of these in ebook format, which is the sad thing. I hope to get to them soon! In the meantime, I am hoping to enjoy thanksgiving with family and chill from all the amount of books that I have to read so far.

Happy thanksgiving to all!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

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